August 28, 2014

C.F. Payne - Prediction: School P.E., Highlights

Cf Payne illustrated this sweet action piece for a poem featured in the September issue of Highlights Magazine. A homerun in all regards.

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August 27, 2014

Piotr Jablonski - Tomcat Brothers

Piotr Jablonski, digital painter extraordinaire, came up with the concept of two young brothers deck out in futuristic space helmets who travel the world with their friend, a fantastic giant transient cat mural. The results are breathtaking and plants the desire in us all to be accompanied forever by a massive graffiti animal.

Prints available for purchase, here!

Check out the entire project on Piotr's Behance, here
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Check out his portfolio on our site, here

August 26, 2014

Sam Spratt - Emmy Nominee Portraits

In honor of last night's Emmys, Sam Spratt did five portraits of his top favorites. The selected talent Sam chose to paint were Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep), Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black), Matthew McConaughey (True Detective), Rick Gervais (Derek), and Kerry Washington (Scandal). Brilliant on T.V, Brilliant on paper.

Prints available for sale, here

Check out the Emmy's outcome, here
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Jason Seiler - The Complete Artist

Jason Seiler's book is finished and ready to be bought and admired! The book is a guide to creative success with insight from Jason, as well as some of the industry's most successful artists, painters, illustrators, art directors, and entrepreneurs. The book, along with the Ebook version, supplies videos and interviews accessible online through qr codes, enabling readers to learn techniques of success and secrets of the trade. Check it out, this might be the most visually appealing and humorous book you will ever learn from!!

Buy the book!!! here
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See more of Jason's work on our site, here

August 20, 2014

Goni Montes - The Monsters of Jimmy Crumb

Goni Montes created this beautiful cover for James Patrick's " The Monster's of Jimmy Crumb". This horror graphic novel has now been successfully funded through a Kickstarter campaign and will be hitting the shelves soon! While Goni did the cover, James Patrick, a renowned writer who worked on such titles as "Batman" and "Star Trek", wrote the story, and newcomer Jen Hickman illustrated the interior. The graphic novel is published by 21 Pulp and is for mature audiences ready to be scared in the best way possible.

Learn all about the book on the Kickstarter page, here

Check out the facebook page, here
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See Goni's portfolio on our site, here

Orlando Arocena - I AM THE LAW/LIFE OF CRIME, Hero Complex Gallery

Last Friday, Hero Complex Gallery in LA opened it's "I am the Law" exhibition in which Orlando's piece is on display. This group show highlights criminals, law enforcement, and everything in between!

Orlando, born and raised in New York City, made tribute to one of his favorite detective films, " The French Connection", an adaption of Robin Moore's non-fiction story of two NY narcotic detectives, Popeye Doyle and Buddy " Cloudy" Russo.

Learn more of Orlando's thought and creative process here
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Check out the film on IMDb, here
See more from Orlando on our site, here

Karla Ortiz - In the Sight of Akresa,

Ray Wood's novelette, " In the Sight of Akresa ", is a tragic fantasy romance which tells the tale of Claire and her lover Aya, a freed slave, whose tongue was taken to prevent blasphemy against her capture's heathen blood-god. The mystery of her silence holding secrets and the keys to justice...

Read the entire story, here!!!

Check out more of Karla's work on our site, here

August 19, 2014

Tran Nguyen - La Signora,

Tran illustrated the cover of Bruce McAllister's short story, "La Signora". The dark fantasy follows an American teenager living in an ancient Italian fishing town during the Cold War. An innocent act  of teenage rebellion can produce unlikely results...

Read the entire story, here!!!!

Check out more of Tran's work, here!

Gregory Manchess - Rise as One, Tarras Productions

A little over a hundred years ago, in the early days of WWI, a magical thing happened on Christmas Day nonetheless. On this day, the British and German soldiers took a brief peaceful ceasefire to venture out into No Man's Land to play a friendly game of football ( soccer )...

During this past World Cup, Anheuser Busch teamed up with Tarras Productions to create a series of TV ads re-telling the tale. Gregory Manchess was hired to bring the film a new life with his special touch of oil paint to the series entitled," Rise as One."

Check out Gregory's blog entries about the project, here and here, for insight on his process and more information about the job.

See the TV ads, here

Check out more of Gregory Manchess's work, here

August 15, 2014

CF Payne - The Left Behinds, Crown Books

Last year CF Payne completed this cover for David Potter's book "The Left Behinds - The iphone that saved George Washinton " The story combines travel, humor, and American history in a whirlwind adventure!

Check out the book for sale, here
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Michal Dziekan - Tottering Ivory Towers , The American Interest

Michal Dziekan recently shared the cover he illustrated for the September/October issue of The American Interest. The business of higher education is due for a make-over, the standards by which college leaders have modeled their business plans, though successful for centuries, is out of date and has the potential to collapse.

Check out the full article, here
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August 14, 2014

Guy Stauber - Real Fans Roar, Tiger Beer

For the sake of Thursday, here is a little TBT... Back during the heat of the World Cup this past July, Guy Stauber collaborated with Geometry Global in Malaysia to create a campaign for Tiger Beer and here are the results!

Check out Tiger Beer's site, here
Check it out on Guy Stauber's website, here
 See more of Guy's work on our site, here

August 13, 2014

The heat is on

Richard Solomon Artists Representative
The Heat is On
David Palumbo
“Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men. "
-Martha Graham
David Johnson
"Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability"
-Sam Keen
Douglas Smith
"Never regret thy fall
O Icarus of the fearless flight
For the greatest tragedy of them all
Is never to feel the burning light"
-Oscar Wilde
Gregory Manchess
"Heat cannot be separated from fire, or beauty from The Eternal."
-Dante Alighieri
Guy Stauber
"When you're on fire like that, you just keep shooting them. . "
-LeBron James
Ricardo Martinez
"Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot that it do singe yourself. "
- Leon Edel
James Bennett
"Catch on fire and people will come for miles to see you burn . "
- John Wesley
Orlando Arocena
"Nature has an order. A power to restore balance. I believe he is that power."
- Dr. Ichiro Serizawa, Godzilla ( 2014 )
Chase Stone
"Some people change their ways when they see the light ; others when they feel the heat"
- Caroline Schoeder
Jason Seiler
"Fire taps something ancient and vital in each of us, something both snarling and reverential. "
-Caroline Paul

Kent Barton
"If you can't take the heat, don't tickle the dragon"

Michal Lisowski
"Nothing does reason more right, than the coolnes of those that offer it; For truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders, than from the arguments of its opposers."
-William Penn

Patrick Arrasmith
"The glass ceiling gets more pliable when you turn up the heat. "
-Pauline R. Kezer

Sam Spratt
"The most powerful weapon on Earth is the human soul on fire. "
-Ferdinand Foch

Goni Montes
"When the heat and motion of blind impulses and passions distract it on all sides, we can neither give nor receive anything truly. But when we find our center in our soul by the power of self-restraint, by the force that harmonizes all warring elements."
- Rabindranath Tagore

C.F. Payne
"Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. "
-George Washington

Tyler Jacobson
"The body temperature is a necessary element required for survival. Heat is the essential characteristic of fire"
-Sam Veda

Piotr Jablonski
"Uncontrolled emotion is as undisciplined and needlessly destructive as starting a forest fire with a carelessly tossed match or cigarette "
-Loretta Young

Mark Summers
"Then, who really is this I? Fire burns and also brightens. It burns things by heat and brightens them by the light it sheds. Fire is different from the thigns it acts upon."
-Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Bill Sanderson
"As in an explosion, I would erupt with all the wonderful things I saw and understood in this world. "
-Boris Pasternak

Niklas Asker
Charles Chaisson
Michal Dziekan
David Johnson
Dongyun Lee
Goni Montes
Tim Bower
Eric Drooker
James Bennett
CF Payne
Oscar Ramos
Jason Seiler
Patrick Arrasmith
Kent Barton
Chris Gall
Ricardo Martinez
Bill Sanderson
Douglas Smith
Mark Summers
Piotr Jablonski
Tyler Jacobson
MIchal Lisowski
Gregory Manchess
Karla Ortiz
David Palumbo
Sam Spratt
Chase Stone

Paul Cox
Thomas Ehretsmann
Gary Kelley
Edward Kinsella
Rudy Guitierrez
Mark T. Smith
Kinuko Y. Craft
Tran Nguyen
Maria Corte
John Mattos
Guy Stauber
Ted Wright
Andre Kutscherauer

Richard Solomon
Artists Representative
110 East 30th Street. Ste 501
New York, NY 10016
P:212 223 9545